How To Motivate Yourself Into an Exercise Routine You'll Actually Stick To
Accept advice, but remember you're in this for you—no one else, and you're the only one who'll know what really works. Having an abundance of options isn't a bad thing, but remember who you're in this for.
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Exercise doesn't have to be complicated. Doing something is better than doing nothing. Don't let optimal be the enemy of good enough. Do what you can do consistently and worry about optimizing later as you gain traction.
Choose something rewarding enough to make you feel good about doing it. If you're having a good time, mistakes feel like learning experiences and challenges to be overcome, not throw-up-your-hands-and-give-up moments.
Use it to see your progress in a way that looking in the mirror won't show you, whether it's on a calendar, in an app, or on a website. But remember, quantifying your efforts is just a method to track your progress. Your tech should be a means of building better habits, not the habit in itself.
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Any exercise can be a form of HIIT, if it follows a specific regimen where you vary your speeds and intensity when doing it.
HIIT workouts generally only last about 20 minutes, which makes them attractive for busy people (most of us).
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After you eat, get up and do something a bit more active—even if it's just washing dishes or taking out the trash. It'll avoid that post-meal drowsiness, and it's a great time to have a 10-minute cleaning burst to keep your house looking nice.
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If, after you've thoroughly tested your evening routine and gotten better sleep, you still feel drowsy, you can try adding a power nap to your day, preferably during the early afternoon.
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